The PIRE program supported graduate student positions in phylogeography, systematics, and evolutionary ecology. These positions were funded in part by NSF to pursue graduate work at both the Masters and Ph.D. levels with an emphasis on phylogeography in Patagonian systems. These opportunities were part of a collaborative research study that includes colleagues from the U.S., Chile, Argentina, and Canada.
Opportunities currently exist at BYU for graduate research in several areas of ecology and evolution, including many that build upon work completed as part of the PIRE project. See our website
for the range of current projects. Applications for graduate study beginning Fall semester 2012 are due by 31 January 2012. Interested students are encouraged to contact investigators much earlier, by September 2011 or thereafter, to begin dialogue regarding opportunities and the graduate program at Brigham Young University.
Faculty members at BYU with research related to the PIRE program can be reached at:
The evolutionary biology group at Brigham Young University has substantial depth in evolutionary ecology, behavioral ecology, molecular systematics, population genetics, phylogenetics, coevolution, computational biology, and molecular evolution. In addition to the faculty listed above, our group includes
, as well as a core of post docs, visiting faculty, and other graduate students. BYU is well equipped with a brand new experimental evolutionary ecology facility with environmental controlled rooms, modern microscopy, automated DNA sequencing, and computer cluster equipment for acquiring and analyzing large data sets. Construction is underway of a new state-of-the-art Biology Building, with completion planned for 2013. Opportunities for interaction and potential collaboration on related projects among evolutionary biology faculty exist for post-docs and students alike.